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New Mexico advances to championship game in a thriller

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Just the way Steve Alford drew it up, I’m sure. Trailing 69-64 with 17.7 seconds remaining, New Mexico hit back-to-back 3-pointers — including the game winner by junior guard Tony Snell — to escape with a shocking 70-69 victory over George Mason in Sunday night’s semifinal. Junior Kendall Williams hit the first 3-pointer — a […] [Read More]
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A look at Moore, rest of Calhoun coaching tree

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Quinnipiac coach Tom Moore, an assistant at UConn from 1994-2007, faces some old friends tonight when the Huskies and Bobcats get together for the Paradise Jam semifinal. It’s Moore’s fifth year on the Quinnipiac job, and though he’s been very, very close, he still hasn’t sniffed the NCAA tournament. Moore says punching a ticket to […] [Read More]
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Ex-UConn assistant Moore has Quinnipiac moving forward

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ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — In his last few years at UConn, Tom Moore felt like a woman in her late 30s. Don’t know where this is going? Perhaps that analogy merits some sort of explanation. “I had been an assistant (at UConn) for 13 years,” Moore said Sunday morning. “You talk about women […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from the Marriott: “We didn’t really know what we were going to get from Enosch”

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I’m camped out in the Marriott Lobby today to preview UConn versus Quinnipiac (Sunday, 9 pm). Plenty of intriguing storylines here: Kevin Ollie coaches against Tom Moore, a former UConn assistant, and Scott Burrell, his former college teammate. And, oh yeah, a berth in the Paradise Jam championship is on the line. Some tidbits from […] [Read More]
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Quinnipiac knocks off Iona, faces UConn in semifinals

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Former UConn assistant Tom Moore, once thought to be the successor for Jim Calhoun, gets a date with the Huskies in Sunday’s semifinal. Moore’s Quinnipiac Bobcats defeated Iona, 98-92, in a wild overtime game that saw Gaels guard Lamont “MoMo” Jones score 40 points and hit a game-tying 3-pointer to force the extra session. But […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Wake Forest: “Today was just a weird day”

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Two bizarre things happened Friday night: Shabazz Napier scored 10 points in just over two minutes and Enosch Wolf scored 12 points in a game. Above all, the takeaway from Friday was that Enosch Wolf (12 points, six rebounds) can give UConn some solid production on both ends, which much be a huge relief for […] [Read More]
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Photo Gallery: UConn at the Paradise Jam

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Live updates: Paradise Jam first round

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George Mason held off Mercy, 52-49, in the first game of the Paradise Jam to keep hopes of a 2006 Elite Eight rematch alive. That’s pretty far down the road, though. UConn and George Mason, on opposite sides of the bracket, would meet in the title game if both win out. UConn is set to […] [Read More]
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